When we first bought our “Starter Home” back in 2010, we were young, inexperienced, and probably a little naïve. It was a foreclosure, which really means it was a bit of a fixer upper. As someone who watched way too much HGTV and ate up every post from Young House Love, I was ready to take on the challenge. It would be fun, I thought, it will be great, I thought. I thought wrong.
I started out strong. We gave the bathroom and the kitchen a makeover, painted everything, moved in and styled our home. Yet, just like most things, my ambition faded as the excitement of a new house wore off and life took over.
These last five years, we’ve learned that some things are better left to the experts and that DIY projects are more time consuming and headaches are more frequent than if you’d just spent the extra money. The worst experience of our DIY projects to date has been flooring. When the house is old and the floors are slanted and the walls are crooked, installing flooring is a giant pain (or so my husband tells me).
We’re actually getting ready to list our starter house, and will hopefully move in with my inlaws while we build our next home. Once we sell the house, we’ll be moving into the bottom half of theirs. We’ll have a living area, an office, and a bedroom. Our current bedroom is a bit dark and cold and I’m ready for a change.
Since we’re planning on being there a while, and my mother in law has given me creative liberties with our space, I really want to make it our own. I want to make sure that this area in the house can be our little cozy escape. I’ve really been drawn to colors that I can only describe as a winter beach or lake. Beautiful warm blues and soft creams with a mix of white and dark wood. Here’s what inspired me:
I want to get new flooring for the bedroom when we move in. So I decided to swing into my local Carpet One Floor & Home on my lunch break yesterday to see what they had to offer and start planning our cozy escape. I met with Justin, the third generation in this family owned business. I told Justin about the inspiration I had for this room and he walked me through the the store, pointing out and explaining all of my options to me. Here’s a look at my master bedroom inspiration!
I liked the Fresh Air by Millcraft. It was soft and the perfect shade for our new bedroom. I thought it added a nice warmth to the blues and will pair great with other neutrals and whites. Plus, it’s a great color should we mix things up again in the future!
They have everything from linoleum to hard wood flooring, it’s not just carpets, which is what I was expecting when I walked in. Justin told me about all the different products and walked be through their large selection. Did you know that each Carpet One location is privately owned, I had no idea! My own location has been a family business for more than 30 years and most of the staff has been there just as long.
You could see the pride on Justin’s face when he talked about the business his family had built. Each of their employees is like family too and are experts in design and installation. Carpet One offers Free In-Home or In-Office Measurements and even allows you to sign out large samples to take home and test. I thought this was great, because the tiny square you get from the big guys, isn’t all the helpful. If there’s something they down’t have in stock but you want to see, they’ll send a sample right to your door for free!
Justin also explained their Beautiful Guarantee: If you’re not 100% satisfied, they’ll replace the flooring for free! How great is that! I’m loving these videos on the Carpet One YouTube page of reasons why you shouldn’t do it yourself. If I haven’t convinced you to check out Carpet One yet though, how about a sale!
The Don’t Do it Yourself Flooring Sale – Lees Promotion is running through April 19th! You can save 50% off select Lees carpets and up to a $500 rebate on select hardwood, tile, laminate, LVT and more!
So guys, what’s the next room in your house you can’t wait to redo with the help of Carpet One?